Middletown could build four new fire stations if voters approve a capital tax, reports Journal-News.
This would entail replacing four antiquated fire stations with new and relocated stations for better response times. None of the stations meet the state building code. The fire stations have cramped living and operational spaces, other structural and mechanical issues, and no sprinkler systems. Fire Chief Paul Lolli said there is also a growing need for public safety services as new homes are built.
The proposed fire stations have the following specs:
- A fire station featuring: five bays and would be about 24,350 square-feet. It would also have a tower to hang hose and for training use, and a large conference room for training.
A fire station featuring: three bays at about 11,250 square feet.
Two fire stations featuring: two bays and would be 9,700 square feet.